1798 victims remembered at Knockbrandon Patron

Some of the large attendance at the annual Knockbrandon Patron last Friday. Pic: Craanford-Monaseed Photos.

A large crowd assembled on Friday evening, in glorious sunshine, in a field at Knockbrandon (Kilcorkey) Cemetery, in the curacy of Monaseed for the annual Patron.

Open-air Mass was celebrated by Very Rev. Richard Lawless, P.P., Craanford, assisted by Rev. Felix Byrne, C.C., Monaseed.

On the inspiration of George Doyle, and with Brendan Doyle as master of ceremonies, wreaths were laid at a memorial to the dead of 1798 interred there. The inscription reads; “Of those known and unknown who fought, suffered, and lost their lives during the Insurrection of 1798 and whose remains were laid here in Kilcorkey graveyard. Their sacrifice must never be forgotten.”  

Local public representatives, Cllrs Donal Kenny and Joe Sullivan, were present, along with Enniscorthy Historical Re-Enactment Group, and pikemen, who brought total dignity to the historic occasion.   

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